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Dirk Voorhoof

Dirk Voorhoof is co-founder and member of Legal Human Academy and of the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF). He holds a Master Degree in Law (1979) and Communication Sciences (1980), and a PhD in Law (1990). He was a lawyer at the Brussels Bar (1990-1992), a Member of the Federal Commission for Access to Administrative Documents (1994-2005), of the Flemish Media Council (2005-2012), of the Flemish Regulator for the Media (2006-2016), of the Executive Board of the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF), Leipzig (2015-2017) and of the Council of Europe Committee of Experts on internet intermediaries (MSI-NET, 2016-2017).

He lectured at Ghent University (1992-2016), in the Media Law Advocates Programme at the University of Oxford (2001-2007), at Copenhagen University (2004-2017) and at Luxembourg University (2017-2021), teaching courses of Media Law, Copyright Law, Journalism & Ethics and European Media Law. He reports on developments regarding freedom of expression, media and journalism in Europe, including in Iris, legal newsletter of the European Audiovisual Observatory. He is a member of the Human Rights Centre at Ghent University, of the CMPF Scientific Committee, European University Institute, Florence, of the Global FOE&I @Columbia experts network, Columbia University, New York,  and member of the JUFREX-pool of the Council of Europe. He is also active in CASE, the Coalition Against SLAPPs in Europe.

He is the co-author of the free online e-book Freedom of  Expression, the  Media  and  Journalists:  Case-law  of  the  European  Court  of Human Rights.

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